If you’re anything like us, you’ve been pouring over the official Bumbershoot lineup with multi-colored pens and developing a hefty piecemeal schedule for each day. Or maybe that’s just us.
Either way, we’ve got you covered. Our favorite in-city music fest has officially arrived, and if you’ll be participating in the Labor Day fun at Seattle Center, we’ve spelled out the can’t-miss acts every day. So, do as we did and mark up your hard copy, plug these into your customized official Bumberapp or just Sharpie these on the back of your hand. Our top recommendations for Day 1 are below:
DAY 1 – SATURDAY, AUG. 30
Cumulus – 3:00 PM, Pavilion Stage.
Poppy female-fronted rock with snappy drums and driving guitar riffs.
The Lonely Forest – 3:30 PM, Fountain Lawn Stage
A final farewell performance from the Anacortes indie darlings.
Cataldo – 4:15 PM, End Zone Stage
Locally sourced folk-tinged songs infused with clever wordplay and a strong dose of pop sensibilities.
Iska Dhaaf – 5:30 PM, Pavilion Stage
After a much lauded debut to the Seattle scene, Ben Verdoes and Nathan Quiroga drive a raw, dark brand of surf-tinged rock.
Elvis Costello – 6:15 PM, Mainstage
England’s pub rock legend helps the Bumber-crowd “pump it up” with catchy melodies and engaging lyrics.
RA Scion – 8:45 PM, End Zone Stage
Hip hop master of Common Market fame will surely play some new tracks from his latest album released earlier this year.
Wu Tang Clan – 9:45 PM, Mainstage
Wu Tang returns to Bumbershoot, featuring a collective of hip hop heavy hitters.